major operation


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major operation

[′mā·jər ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
An extensive, difficult, and potentially dangerous surgical procedure, usually requiring general anesthesia.
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The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), which is looking into whether banks need to be broken up in the UK in order to reduce their risks, is seeking the possibility of separating major operations of banks.
Inpatient deaths following major operations dropped by more than 40 percent.
Adele underwent open heart surgery at the age of four months and has had further major operations for a serious bowel condition.
Fosse Health Trust is considering moving rehabilitation services from the purpose built Sunnyside unit to Hinckley Hospital which - under the plans - will cease to carry out major operations.